James Martin


BirthJuly 5, 1835
DeathJune 6, 1929
CemeteryHope (Newman Grove)
PostEmerick (Newman Grove)
Unit37th Illinois Infantry, Company F

Private James Martin

Company F, 37th Illinois Infantry

Martin was born in England on July 5, 1835. He was residing in Warren (Lake County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 19, 1861. He was mustered on September 18, 1861 and served a little over 3 years. He was mustered out on September 29, 1864.

The 37th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Chicago on September 18, 1861. During Martin’s enlistment, the regiment fought at several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Battle of Pea Ridge (AK) (March 6-8, 1862). Regimental losses were 20 killed and 2 wounded.

Battle of Prairie Grove (AK) (December 7, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).

Martin died on June 7, 1929 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Hope Cemetery in Newman Grove (Platte County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and one of the last members of the Emerick Post (#313) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Newman Grove.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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